St. Lawrence Church

Kuusalu, Estonia

The Church of St. Lawrence in Kuusalu is considered to be one of the oldest stone churches in Northern Europe. It may have been built originally by the Gotlandish Cistercian monks of the priory of a Roma monastery locating in Kolga. The church was built probably at the end of the 13th century.

The Baroque-style bell tower was erected in 1760. The Neo-Gothic shape of the church originates from the large renovation made in 1890.

There are many historically valuable artefacts in the church like the pulpit, altar, tower clock, chandelier, candle holders and an embossed brass bracket from the 17th century and Eucharistic vessels made of tin.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Danish and Livonian Order (Estonia)

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Priit Adler (3 years ago)
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Anatoly Ko (8 years ago)
Kuusalu, Harjumaa, 59.444735, 25.438160 ‎ 59° 26' 41.05", 25° 26' 17.38" Приход Куусалу был основан в начале 13 века в восточной части древнего прихода Репели, в северной части земель, которые находились напротив Кырвемаа. Пасторат или дом учителя является самой ранней постройкой всего ансамбля богатого на постройки. Пасторат Куусалу был построен в период между 1792 и 1798 годом. Изначальные функции постройки были следующими: в церковном крыле находились жилые помещиния (зал, столовая и спальни)пастора и его семьи. В поселковой части находились рабочий кабинт пастора и представительное помещение, семейная комната, комната для обслуживающего персонала и кладовая. В 1940 году постройки прихода были национализированы. В 1941 году в здании пастората находился народный суд Куусалу, в церковной части находились жилые комнаты учителей. В дальнейшем здание использовалось в качестве библиотеку, в качестве музея родного края, часть помещений были зданы и использовались в качестве квартир. С 1990 года здание принадлежит приходу.
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